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Tornado in the US state of Kentucky: At least 50 deaths feared

Numerous tornadoes raged in several US states on Friday evening. Factory roofs collapse in Kentucky and Illinois. Many fatalities are feared.

Mayfield – Numerous tornadoes raged on Friday evening (December 10th, 2021, local time) in several states of the USA * and caused damage. In the western state of Kentucky alone there could have been “at least 50 deaths,” said Governor Andy Beshear in an interview with local CNN broadcaster WLKY. Mayfield was particularly affected in the state. The roof of a factory collapsed there. There could be many victims.

According to CNN, at least 24 tornadoes raged in five US states. A map from the transmitter showed that the affected area stretched from north to south. In addition to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas were also affected, where two deaths were initially reported.

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An overview of the damage and possible victims in the affected US states was initially extremely difficult because the information changed quickly. (lrg / dpa) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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